The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Updated: 1/23/2019
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere By: Jaqueline Krueger
  • During the American Revolutionary War, two men stealthy met by the sea and designed a way for the Americans to warn inland towns of how the British would attack.
  • The two men decided that the number of lamps lit in the belfry arch of the Old North Church would tell were the British were coming from. If the British came by land they would put up one lantern, if they came by sea they would light two lanterns.
  • One man became sentinel in the Old North Church watching for the British. The other man, Paul Revere, saddled up his horse and waited for the signal. At night there was a signal, two lanterns were lit.
  • Paul Revere quickly mounted his horse and rode along the beach and through the towns of Medford, Lexington, and Concord like a spectral warning everyone all about the British.
  • Because Paul Revere warned everyone about the British, farmers and towns folk alike were able to successfully defend themselves against the British